Cutie Snowman Treats!

Horray for a new week and for fun little projects to keep us all busy! Today, we are enjoying these sweet little Taylored Expressions TE Project Kit-Snowman Capsules to give treats or small gifts this holiday season! These cuties are available to create when you purchase them at Taylored Expressions TODAY, November 17th!ย 

If you remember the recent release of the Pumpkin Treat Capsules at Halloween, you’ll find the idea of the TE Project Kit-Snowman Capsules in the same vein. I LOVE these little guys and their pompom heads! ๐Ÿ™‚ So adorable and so simple to make.

After giving out the pumpkin ones at Halloween, I can’t wait to share these. Everyone I gave one to loved how cute they were (and let’s face it, the chocolate inside!). I love simple little smiles. โค

You rub on the little faces and then cut the carrot nose with the die included in the kit. I decided to use Taylored Expressions Felt for some added fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and also, I do recommend this glue (link below) that I used for these because it’s sticky and it dries quickly.

I hope you enjoy making these and giving these as much as I know I am. I’m going to put some Hershey Chocolates in and leave in our mailbox for our letter carrier. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Snowman Capsule:


Happy Crafting, friends!

Jill

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Home with Honey Bee!

Have you seen the NEW RELEASE fromย Honey Bee Stamps! All ready for the Holidays and such fun to create holiday cards with! You can check out the whole Holiday Cheer Release HERE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card I used the new Mistletoe Slimline Cover Plate, Slimline Mistletoe Berries, Home stamp set, and Home Honey Cuts,ย 

I enjoy the way it came together. I was hoping the Mistletoe Slimline Cover Plate die would work for a smaller card and it absolutely does! ๐Ÿ™‚

I stenciled the berries on with some reddish pink and then put some stickles sparkle over top. I think this card is so fitting for the 2020 Holidays. โค

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find all the links to these goodies over at Honey Bee Stamps and direct links below!

Here are the links to the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps. You can find the whole releaseย  for Holiday Cheer Release HERE.

Here are direct links to all the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Happy Weekend!ย 

Jill

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Letโ€™s put it on the Calendar, shall we?

Happy Tuesday! Today, we are enjoying the NEW Release of the the Handcrafted Calendar Kitย from Taylored Expressions! This kit is available over at Taylored Expressions TODAY, November 10th! Let’s have some fun making stuff and getting ready for 2021! Who’s with me!?

This kit has every month appropriate stencils included in it and they are oh so delightful and FAST! I loved debating over what to do with each one. In the end, I created a unified look with some simple blending for each. I used a boatload of my Taylored Expressions inks over the course of these six months I created.

Of course, I decided to go Big Grumpy for the calendar because what’s better than a little laugh when you look at the calendar each time? ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored A LOT of Big Grumpies for this. ha!ย  So glad too because I was cracking up in the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

All the little stamps that are included in the kit are fun to mark all the occasions you have to celebrate/remember each month. ๐Ÿ™‚

For the months, I white heat embossed them all together and then just added with foam tape to each month.

Big Grumpy gets extra grumpy around the holidays. ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The wood hanger that comes in the kit is super easy to use because it is held together with magnets. So you just pull it apart and put the current month in. Or you can keep several months in there if you’d like. With my foam tape, I’d probably just put in one at a time. โค

Such fun to give as a gift! This one took a little time, but you can simplify them so easily with the fun stencils and using anything else you have in your stash–or just the stencils and months! I think I might try that myself…. hmmmmmm. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did!ย  You can even make yourself one and purchase an extra or few to gift this holiday season! Who can’t use a calendar? Yay for useful gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a fun one for sure! โค

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Calendar:


Calendars are one of our favorite crafts to make, and one of our favorite gifts to give or receive. This year, weโ€™re offering this exclusiveย Handcrafted Calendar Kitย to help you get ready for 2021! It includes everything you need to make a customized 5โ€ณ x 8โ€ณ calendar designed to hang from a magnetic walnut wood hanger. It comes packaged in a plastic clamshell box with an exclusive kit sticker (perfect for gift-giving!), and includes:

  • Walnut Wood Hanger Frame (includes 12โ€ณ length of leather cord)
  • 5ร—8 2021 Dated Grid Calendar (12 individual 5โ€ณ x 8โ€ณ sheets printed on 100 lb. Sugar Cube cardstock)
  • Stencil Strips โ€“ Calendar (set of 12, numbered to correspond with the months of the year)
  • Group Text โ€“ Months stamp
  • Group Text Die
  • Clearly Crafty Itโ€™s a Date stamp set

Most items not available to purchase separately. Limited quantity available.

The items that are available to purchase separately for this kit release are:ย 5ร—8 2021 Dated Grid Calendar, theย Walnut Wood Hanger Frame,ย 5ร—8 Clear Calendar Boxes, and theย Stamp & Style Pouch.

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team ! โค

Thanks so much for stopping by! ย Have fun with this new calendar kit–let’s plan ahead for some fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Holly Jolly Release from Simon Says Stamp

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Holly Jolly release!! My cards are more of the gift giving idea… a whole set whipped up in a jif!

I made two cards to share today. I think I’ll either send these or add to the set and gift it this holiday season. ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the new Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder called Peony Bundle. These sentiments are both from the Concord & 9th set called Sew Pretty.

I kept it very simple beyond the embossing on both….adding some embossed lines, stitching and simple sentiments.

I created the next one in a peach color. I think the embossing folder is so lovely it just doesn’t need much more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Friend โค

So lovely and simple to create. โค

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in Holly Jolly release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Have fun creating!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Did someone say…New Year?

Anyone else ready to celebrate a NEW YEAR like NEVER BEFORE? I am!! So let’s get the 2021 Party started early! We are doing just that over at Taylored Expressions today… These products are available today, November 3rd! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up, I have my main man Big Grumpy and he is SPOT on with this fun new sentiment which is a FREE Download! You must enjoy the sentiments in this set–so so funny! This one is just the truth. ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored him with Copic Markers and added the background using the Star Masking Stencils and the little stamps from the Tag Team Birthday set. I thought it turned out so festive, especially considering how grumpy he is! ha! I also added a little Stickles Gel to the part of the Stars to give it some shimmer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and his little hat is from the Big Grumpy-Birthday set.

Next up, is the new Party Popper Stencil. This one reminds me of popping one of those confetti things and watching it spray out! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used the recently released Pastel Blender Brushes. โค

And instead of being disgruntled about 2020, I went with a Hello New Year sentiment using the previously released Over the Rainbow Sentiment (for the “hello”) and the NEW On Repeat: New Year!ย  You get a hand full of New Year sentiments all in one swoop! Dig that a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to make it into a shaker with the cutie’s from the set Life of the Party. This card ended up screaming Party! New Year! So fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ This would be great to receive to welcome in 2021! A party in the mail!

I have high high hopes for 2021, so here’s hoping! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Big Grumpy New Year card:


Hello New Year card:

All these products are available TODAY, November 3rdย over at Taylored Expressions!

If you live in the United States, don’t forget to VOTE today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Here’s to a better year ahead–and if your 2020 was a great one, this will still be good, right?

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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Hang In There!

Today, I am back to share some more cuteness from the Autumn Afternoonย release fromย Honey Bee Stamps! These little squirrels! Gah!

The cutie squirrels and the sentiment are from theย  Nuts about You set with coordinating dies HERE. The little fence, grass and clouds areย  from the die set Horizon Slimline Borders. The itty bitty leaves are from the die set aptly named Itty Bitty Leaves. And all the patterned paper is from the pad called Harvest Festival. I don’t have many sheet of it left and that is making me nervous. ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lastly, of course I used theย A2 Scallop dies .I can’t seem to NOT use those. ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored the squirrels with Copic Markers. I added some ink to the clouds to give a little oomph to the layers of those. But overall, I let the patterned paper do the work for me. The clouds are ideal and the fence is so sweet!

These cutie squirrels are too fun and I love the autumn feel of this card. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find all the links to these goodies over at Honey Bee Stamps and direct links below!

Here are the links to the products I used from Honey Bee Stamps. You can find the whole release of Autumn Afternoon HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great fall weekend!ย 

Jill

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New Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions!

Exciting news from Taylored Expressions today! NEW BLENDER BRUSHES and a super fun tool tray to hold the New Pastel Blender Brushes…and so much more! I need alllllll the trays! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are so cute and practical!

Also, there is a boatload of new Stencils added to the Taylored Expressions catalog today! Stencils for days! So awesome because stencils are versatile, affordable and always easy to store. Little perks!

Let’s start with a card using the new Criss-Cross Stencil. I love stencils like this–it’s the best of both words…graphic with movement! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to pair it with the cutie patootie Gus & Gertie set and a Simple Strip from the set Simple Strips-Friendship.

I adore the Rainbow Cloud Duo and definitely don’t use it enough, but it made an appearance here to complete the scene. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have a fun little birthday card using the new Falling Happy Stencil and Millie’s Birthday Bash!

This stencil is designed so you can stencil the word Happy falling down the page. I decided it would be fun to use it as a layering stencil to create all the different bobble colors in the word Happy. It’s easy to line up, so it was pretty simple. I think I started with Lemon Meringue each time, just so I’d have a base layer outline to add upon.

I colored Millie with Copics, added some score lines and Clear Bits to finish it all off. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have this funny little Christmas card using the new Mini Slim Cable Knit stencil. This one is a fast fave to be used for so many occasions.

For this, I used not only the new Pastel Blenderย Brushes, but I also used the previously released green one to blend the bottom a little darker green. I have been itching to use this sentiment from the Big Grumpy Christmas Set, so I had to fit that in here too. The little panda is from the Hot Flash Grumplings set, paired with a coat from Sarcasti-Chuck’s jacket. I did a little creative engineering to make it all fit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lastly, I made a card using the new Mini Slim Sunray Stencil. This one is definitely going to get a run for it’s money around here.

I keep thinking of using the Modern Tree and I thought it paired perfectly with this Sunray Stencil. ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the previously released darker green brush again to polish off the last set of leaves before adding some stitching and some twine. This is a great card to send to just lift up someone’s day! โค

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Hang In There Friend card:

Falling Happyย card:

Ho Ho No card:

Sending Sunshine card:

Everything is available Today, October 20th over at Taylored Expressions! I hope you enjoy the new Brushes, Tool Tray and the new stencils as much I have. ๐Ÿ™‚

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Happy Blending!

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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I Count You Twice…

I hope you have had a moment to check out all the new goodnessย  in the Autumn Afternoon ย RELEASEย fromย Honey Bee Stamps! I sure do love Fall!

And to that end, one of my favorite sites on this earth is the Colorado Aspen Trees in Fall. Good gosh–they are gorgeous and someday, I’m going to travel there every fall to see them ๐Ÿ™‚ Or live there. ๐Ÿ™‚ So this one goes out to all my friends in Colorado. โค

This Honey Bee Stamps set is calledย Hello Fall. And as almost always, I also used the A2 Scallop dies . ๐Ÿ™‚

Goodness, I do love those yellow leaves, as far as the eye can see! I stamped with a couple different yellow inks for these, and then when back over them with a couple other different yellows to give the edges a little punch. I couldn’t decide if I wanted them lined up or not, so I guess I waffled. Some are and some aren’t. Ha! Gotta love the creative process. ๐Ÿ™‚

This sentiment makes my heart sing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find all the links to these goodies over at Honey Bee Stamps and direct links below!

Here’s all the fun I used with links to Honey Bee Stamps. You can find the whole release of Autumn Afternoon HERE

My previous post with a fantastic new ย Honey Bee Stamps die can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!ย 

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Make Merry from Simon Says Stamp!

I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Make Merry release!! Happy Holiday season–let’s get the cardmaking started!

For this card, I’m using the NEW Slimline Christmas Wafer Die and it is delightful! It comes with the backer outline, so I was excited to use this cardstock strip technique! Whenever I get a good blocky font, I can’t resist! ๐Ÿ™‚

This clean and simple card is ready to mail! The trick on this long slim card is to keep the stitching straight, if that is the intention. Which it was on this card for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love a card with stripes of color and lots of white! Everytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the Simon Says Stamp product I used:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in Make Merry release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.ย 

Happy Holiday Cardmaking season!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions

It feels like we just celebrated the Autumn release, but as you know, the holidays come in hot and fast and before you know it, we have no cards made! You’re in luck because today we are celebrating the new (and available!) Christmas Release from Taylored Expressions today, October 6th! It’s the biggest release! Over 40 new products!! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up,ย  I thought I’d get the party started with a little HO HO HO! ๐Ÿ™‚ This card features the new Candy Cane Stripe Stencil along with the new Fill in the Blank & St. Nick Cling & Clear Combo. I always love the sets with the multiples (snowmen, pumpkins, and now Santas!) and this fun Candy Cane Stripe Stencil is a fast fave! ๐Ÿ™‚

These little cuties and their faces! Gah! So cute! This worked out really well for a Mini Slim card. I also used the 1″ TE Masking Stripe Stencil.

Next up, always a favorite: Big Grumpy Christmas!

Silent Night…Good. haaaaaaa!!!! I so feel this Big Grumpy. Especially when my son was younger. I just really wanted to sleep through the night. So. Bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Funny enough, I kept moving all these images around and low and behold, unbeknownst to me, I ended up with mittens in my cocoa! Oooops!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shhhhh. For the background, I used the previously released Twinkling Lights Embossing Folder. Big Grumpy gets me. โค

Next up, let’s switch it up to some retro Christmas fun, shall we? This is new Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencils. This one is fun and makes me think of the ornaments from when I was a kid.

A totally different color pallete for me, which I am always a little proud of–stretching those color muscles. I love the font in the Add On set–the retroness–soooooo fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

These would be easy to make a bunch of fairly quickly. And we all know that we need this ability come the Holidays! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I have another one of my faves: Gus & Gertie! This time, they are on a Gus and Gertie Holiday Adventure!

So stinkin’ cute! I thought a shaker would be fun! So I added allllll the things! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also embossed the background with the Cross stitch Embossing folder. This embossing folder is always a go to for any wintery card. ๐Ÿ™‚

I tied a little silver thread to the banner so Gertie could pull it along! This is a fun one in person because is super cute and well, shaker. โค

Next up, let’s revisit the cutie Santas, shall we? The St. Nick Cling & Clear Combo creates all these little Santa heads, so you can just go on creating and creating, 1-2-3! I used the stencil in the background. It’s intended to fit between the Santa Heads if you stamp them all on a panel, but I thought I’d mix it up a bit and use it on the background several times over.

I added a few of the TE Clear Bits and boom! Done. (If you’re on the fence, the clear bits are a must!)

And last, but definitely not least, I used Tag Team Christmas set to create these fun tags. I can never have enough.

This year, I added some stars from the Starry Background cutting plate and stamped them with the patterns in the set. The patterns fit perfectly!

I went with a green and pinks color palette, throwing in a little Sprinkles for fun! I can’t wait to use all these. They crack me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

HO HO HO card:


Big Grumpy Silent Night:


Baubles card:


Gus & Gertie card:

Santa Merry & Bright card:

Tags:


All these products are available Today, October 6th over at Taylored Expressions!

Also, here’s the scoop: Through October 11th, the Beautiful Baubles Bundle (Beautiful Baubles Layering Stencil + Beautiful Baubles Add-ons) will be $30 as a bundle! Don’t wait!

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! โค

Happy Holiday card making season! Enjoy it! โค

Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill

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